This ain't no East coast, West coast, none of the above
I'm from Chi, I went to Cali, niggas gave me love
The Bitch In Yoo by Common

Common is saying how this battle between Cube and him isn’t like the East vs West where if you where from the West, people on the East would hate you like for example The Source Award 1995:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpgpS3ogvMM&feature=related

Common said he was getting love in Cali where Ice Cube is from. Also, Common is from Chicago, which is on neither of the coasts.

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Thick broads we lust in them The People by Common (Ft. Dwele) 1

Gotta Love Em

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From the bounce to the ounce, it's all our culture The People by Common (Ft. Dwele) 1

From dribbling a basketball to drug dealing, it’s the culture of the people of the ghetto where Common is from (which is Chicago, Illinois).

It could also be a reference to Zapp and Roger Troutman’s single, “More Bounce to the Ounce,” a classic in hip-hop culture.

The aforementioned song has been sampled by quite a few tracks… including MC Breed’s “Ain’t No Future in Yo Frontin',” The Notorious B.I.G.‘ “Goin' Back to Cali,” and E.P.M.D.’s, “You Gots to Chill.”

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Tats on her back, looking all tribal Ghetto Dreams by Common (Ft. Nas)

This again alludes to the chick being the best of both worlds; she has tattoos, but they are on her back, a part of the body that allows her to choose whether she wants them to be visible or not.

Some girls, I be seeing the tattoos, and they look really beautiful on them, because it does feel like an African tribal thing in the way that they have their tattoos in some of the substance, or just the way it looks.
-Common (MTV News)

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The beast crept through concrete jungles Respiration by Black Star (Ft. Common)

Cops patrolling an area in a city that is perceived as dangerous and unpleasant

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July 17th, 2012

The imagery here of a grotesque modern beast is reminiscent of the apocalyptic beast in Yeats’s poem “Second Coming”:

A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

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Cause New York niggas
Actin spoiled at shows,
Respiration by Black Star (Ft. Common)

The people in the crowd had no response, as if Talib’s words and performance were no big deal. Talib is throwing pearls to swine in the spoiled (and over-saturated) NYC rap scene, circa 1998.

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And ghetto birds Respiration by Black Star (Ft. Common)

“Ghetto birds” is a Brooklyn slang for helicopters

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February 11th, 2013

People flock together,
Move and swarm with changing ‘weather’

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The blue balls The Format by AZ

the excrutiating pain a man receives when his balls swell to the size of coconuts because of lack of sex, unfinished bjs, and just not cummin when he knows he should.

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Heavy Chevy 2 doors
Candy paint'll give the nigga
The Format by AZ

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Pause The Format by AZ

Don’t Get it twisted

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